Tight Fit

Avatar Author: 32 Squared "Difference is a blessing, not a challenge. We define ourselves by knowing other people. We know our world by learning about difference. What is the word we often use? Tolerance. Is that a positive notion? Not really. 'Fo... Read Bio

They call it a DuckSuit because ducking is the most exaggerated reflex a human can do when trying to avoid something while standing still; Flying Qantum Fists, Invincible Machetes, Black Adder Bullets, GigaBight Javelins, Bolt Whips, and the precise Flaying Star.

My Suit is powered by two Hunter’s and Sachs organs harvested from the Knifefish, then transplanted into me. Now I produce my own electrical field which charges up the suite. The goal is to evade all long range weapons and with the suit, this is realistically possible.

Illegal hand weapons have become so redundant that most cancel each other out. Municipal police couldn’t keep up and a special force was created, the Grappling Squad. In close combat, I’m on my own. I have all the training I need for that, I’m the best there is, but I have to get my enemies in my grasp; I am in the most danger when running away.

READY TEST: Dodge, parry, twirl, jump and twist. And when the big weapons fly, charge up your DuckSuit, and go introduce yourself.

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  1. Avatar 32 Squared

    I didn’t read the sequels before I wrote this, damn. Maybe I will have to write a prequel instead.

  2. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    I think with the sheer number of prequels and sequels there is no longer any requirement to respect any preceding canon to the story. This was bizarrely confident, like an absurdest Wolverine. A bit out there, but that seems to be the order of the day coming off such a silly little ficly.

  3. Avatar zxvasdf

    I think it’s awesome how many sequels that duck suit bit spawned. This is actually a neat response, and for some reason brings to mind Bashar Miles Teg in Frank Herbert’s Heretics of Dune, I think.

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